Applications Sought for All-Expense-Paid Study Abroad Program to Philippines

September 28, 2017, 3:50 PM HST · Updated September 28, 4:21 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 10 Comments

Applications are now being accepted for an all-expense-paid, two-week study abroad program to the Philippines, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College International Office announced.

Photo Courtesy UH Maui College.

The program is open to high school seniors who are attending UH Maui College in Spring 2018 and to continuing or returning students who are enrolling in the Spring semester. The program will take place in the Summer of 2018.

The college will select 10 to 15 students as part of the initiative called I.M. Ready program. Airfare, accommodations and stipend will be included for those who are selected.

School officials say the immersion program, which stands for ‘International Mobility,’ aims to empower students by providing them the opportunity to gain global experiences, expand their network and build lasting relationships beyond the islands of Maui County.


“Our students who have participated in similar international programs in the past have returned to Maui more confident in their career path,” said UH Maui College Chancellor Lui Hokoana. “We want to provide the students with this life-changing experience, which is why I encourage all to apply for the program.”

Officials added that the group may have the opportunity to attend classes in top universities in the Philippines like the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Asia and the Pacific and De La Salle University.

The inaugural program is led by the college’s Kabalikat Council, a group of leaders in the community with a mission to promote the advancement of students in higher education.


Interested applicants should submit the application form and requirements to no later than Oct. 31, 2017. Selected students will be notified by mid-November.

Click here to download the form and learn more about the program.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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